Scottish girls name that's a bit feisty?

(117 Posts)
Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 18:55:54

Hi
I'm due dc4 in 2 weeks, we have 3 boys with good strong Scottish names and have a couple of boys names we like if we have another boy, but are struggling a bit to agree on a girls name (don't know what we are having)
Names we are considering include Morven (dh's favourite but I'm not sure, Elspeth (I like this but ?too girly/ lispy), Isobel/ Ishbel (same issue)

I would appreciate any other suggestions or opinions on those names. We definitely don't want anything frilly, but something with a bit of oomph, so she can compete with her 3 big brothers!

Thanks for your help!

manicinsomniac Mon 17-Jun-13 19:48:21

I love Isobel. Less keen on the others

For strong, non girly Scottish names how about Morag, Kirsty or Shona?

Lorna

Graceparkhill Mon 17-Jun-13 19:49:16

Rhona?

Ailsa was the name that sprang to mind on seeing your thread title.

but I like Kirsty or Shona too.

Ailsa?
Elsa
Mairi
Morag

Fallon
Aileen

Graceparkhill Mon 17-Jun-13 19:53:56

Or Isla , Catriona, Kirsten,Moira

Thinkingof4 Mon 17-Jun-13 20:17:36

Kirsty and Shona are good but both out as used by other family members. Ditto Isla.

I do really like Isobel, but 2 issues with it, firstly worried its just a bit too popular and secondly it's my mil's name! Not sure if using it would cause a family ruck, with my dm being very put out!

Quite like Rhona too!

Keep the suggestions coming please!

TurnThatFrownUpsideDown Mon 17-Jun-13 20:21:45

Merida! grin

Katrine/Katrina/Catriona
Ainsley
Cora
Greer
Lindsay
Nairne
Janet

Bue Mon 17-Jun-13 20:22:39

Ailsa was the first name that came to my mind too!

Ailsa.

bootsycollins Mon 17-Jun-13 20:24:04

Sheena

Geordieminx Mon 17-Jun-13 20:25:06

Heather
Fiona
Shona
Holly

morethanpotatoprints Mon 17-Jun-13 20:27:16

I love the mane Bridie, prounounced brydie

minniemagoo Mon 17-Jun-13 20:28:16

Muireann

bootsycollins Mon 17-Jun-13 20:28:21

Bonnie
Cameron
Iona
Lara
Lorna
Nessa
Nairne
Christie

Blair
Heather
Esme
Ellis

blibblibs Mon 17-Jun-13 20:29:58

Eilidh

nohalfmeasures Mon 17-Jun-13 20:31:18

Morag
Kirsten
Sheila
Bridget

Another vote for Rhona smile

Karoleann Mon 17-Jun-13 20:32:53

How about Vari (which I think is the scottish version of Mary). or Iona.

Bearandcub Mon 17-Jun-13 20:33:43

Magwitch grin

SoftSheen Mon 17-Jun-13 20:34:01

Ishbel is great. Quite strong-sounding to my ears.

Elspeth is quite nice but a bit old lady-ish.

I really don't like Morven.

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